Twitter is working feverishly to remove the breeding ground for “fake news”.
The reach of critical content - including that of US President Donald Trump - threatens to decrease further.
are increasingly at war.
should not inspire him.
short message service scrutinizes
critical content and expands its warnings.
The reach of the
could continue to shrink.
But there are plans for a
Washington - Towards the end of his term in office, the relationship between
US President Donald Trump
and the social media platform
: First the platform took a step that limited the reach - including tweets from the Republican - now this process is being expanded and intensified.
It is about the censorship of supposed "fake news" or such entries that "transform" the facts for their purposes.
Donald Trump and Co .: Twitter expands warnings and gives reasons for classification
As Twitter announced in a press release, this measure reduced the content of “misleading information” by 29 percent.
Obviously, the platform is currently mainly concerned with topics such as the
Less “fake news” by displaying a warning when a post classified in this way appears on Twitter.
The term “This is disputed” appears in the provider's newsfeed in connection with the respective entry.
What will further limit the reach of such content: The same notice also appears if the user likes such entries or wants to distribute them, as Twitter describes.
For this purpose, further information should be available as to why the content in question is
Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital.
These prompts helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29% so we're expanding them to show when you tap to like a labeled Tweet.
- Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2020
Since Donald Trump was particularly affected by the introduction of warning notices in the text message service, the latest developments are likely to further reduce the outgoing US President's reach.
Bitter, since Twitter is THE Trump distribution medium.
The entrepreneur, who was married to Melania Trump in his third marriage, currently has almost 89 million followers who follow his publications there.
Even if a Christmas greeting from his wife went completely wrong.
has fallen out with the currently "the most powerful man in the world": its alleged favorite stations "One America News Network" (Oann) has been banned from the video platform.
The station has touted a controversial drug as a Corona miracle drug.
Donald Trump wants to give platforms Twitter and Facebook a hard blow
Meanwhile, the US President is planning a
against the media giants
: Trump threatens to block the defense budget if one of the content of the corresponding bill is not removed, it is "
", which was introduced in the 1990s was launched.
It states that the web services cannot be held liable for content that has been put online by users there.
“Our country can never be safe if we allow it to last,” the 74-year-old continued, describing the
as a “liability shield gift” from the USA to large
Donald Trump also raises violent allegations against Facebook and especially Twitter: Why are the Internet giants blocking a controversial article about the Bidens?
The Trump side speaks of censorship.